National Amaretto Day is an annual American celebration of amaretto liquor. It is an excellent alcoholic drink of medium strength, which is great both in its pure form, and as a component of cocktails or an ingredient for the preparation of desserts, pastries, etc. The holiday is celebrated on April 19.
The story of National Amaretto Day is devoid of details. The liquor allows you to brighten up a gloomy lunchtime with its bright flavor. It combines well with fruit, adding tartness and spice. Many pastry chefs recommend amaretto for all kinds of desserts and baked goods. The sweet dishes will shine with new colors thanks to this ingredient.
Amaretto has an average strength of 21-30%. The level of sugar per 100 ml is 3 grams. The drink is prepared on the basis of almonds or apricot kernels.
The origins of the drink are shrouded in mystery. There are different versions. The generally accepted one takes us to 1525 in the Italian city of Saronno. There, a rich woman rewarded the painter-sculptor Ju. Luini for his work with a splendid drink made from apricot kernels. Since then, its recipe has been passed down through generations and has retained its originality to the present day.
- The spiciness in the taste of amaretto is shaded by light vanilla tones and creamy aftertaste.
- There is a version of the emergence of amaretto thanks to the Lazzaroni family. In 1951, almond cookies were infused into the liqueur. The family members liked the drink so much that they started to make the liqueur on purpose. The nut itself was used instead of cookies.
- Liqueur is an excellent digestif. Cocktails based on it are sweet and are also served after a meal.
How to celebrate
Learn how to make amaretto that day. Buy a bottle of this beautiful drink to enjoy its taste in its pure form, make cocktails or use it as an ingredient for desserts.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they’ve tried amaretto. What was your impression of the drink?
When National Amaretto Day celebrated in 2023?
National Amaretto Day is observed on April 19 each year.